With Cane, Baton, Umbrella Or Club Patents (Class 362/102)
  • Patent number: 10969083
    Abstract: A flashlight that includes a body with a first end and a second end. A first side protrusion extends outwardly from the body and a second side protrusion extends outwardly from another side of the body. A cover apparatus is engaged to the first end, and a button assembly is engaged to the second end. A light assembly is disposed within the body for projecting light outwardly from the first end of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Darryl Todd Holmes
  • Patent number: 10953942
    Abstract: Bicycle light systems and methods operate to project multicolor lighting patterns on the front and/or rear of the torso of a bicycle rider. Multicolor light schemes provide increased visibility, accentuate the rider's form, and provide the rider with an enjoyable and thrilling riding experience. Low light intensity configurations effectively operate to light the rider's body while not shining excessive amounts of light other riders. Light housing configurations prevent unwanted light from reaching the rider's eyes, and limit the illumination patterns to desired locations on the rider's torso.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: ShineOn Safety Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Alex Mulvaney, Katherine Vega
  • Patent number: 10919549
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to a lantern/multi-functional hand-held LED light for railways. The lantern/multi-functional LED light may provide a rail worker with one light device to be used for many railway applications. The lantern/multi-functional LED light may have a two-sided light capability and the ability to provide warning and lighting on both a front panel and a back panel of the lantern/multi-functional LED. The lantern/multi-functional hand-held LED light may include one or more of the following features: two-sided with extra-bright warning LEDs orientated in rows that allow the lantern/multi-functional LED light to light-up a work area, multi-color with different flash rates, sensor to allow for orientation position indication and automatic ON/OFF on one side, bottom base magnetic mount, two bright top-mounted LED lights and two side-top LEDs that allow the lantern/multi-functional LED light to be used as a flash light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: PROTRAN TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventor: Peter M. Bartek
  • Patent number: 10835003
    Abstract: An indirect lighting assembly for a shade structure including a lighting assembly, preferably in the form of an LED array, mounted on a hub of the shade structure and movable therewith concurrent to opening and closing of a canopy of the shade structure. The illumination source is disposed on an inner end of the hub and oriented to direct illumination outwardly therefrom onto an interior surface of the canopy. A control assembly is operatively connected to the lighting assembly in current regulating relation to LED array and comprises touch control switching operative to regulate current flow thereto. The touch control switching includes a touch control member connected to the hub and movable therewith into an overhead, access restricting position concurrent to disposition of the canopy in an open orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventors: Dougan H. Clarke, Javier Carbi
  • Patent number: 10799154
    Abstract: A clinical assessment tool coupled to a walking aid for enhancing a therapist's observation-based gait assessment with use of additional objective and quantitative data such as acceleration, angular velocity, and applied forces. The assessment tool facilitates appropriate assistive gait device prescription, provides patients and therapists feedback during gait training, and reduces wrist and shoulder injuries with walking aid usage. The assessment tool is configured to detect timing and speed of walking aid, placement, angular acceleration of the walking aid, and amounts of weight borne on the walking aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Vanderbilt University
    Inventors: Nilanjan Sarkar, Thomas J. Withrow, Joshua W. Wade, Robert Boyles, Alec Myszka, Esube T. Bekele, Marco Beccani
  • Patent number: 10772401
    Abstract: A solar power conversion kit allows converting of a standard umbrella into a solar charging umbrella, which can then use solar power to charge electronic devices. The solar charging umbrella is self-sustained, capable of charging electronic devices in locations away from electrical outlets. The umbrella has a rechargeable battery that is recharged by sunlight. When charged, the umbrella's battery can charge devices when sunlight is not available. The umbrella supports simultaneous charging of higher power devices such as tablet computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: ZON
    Inventors: Sarah Akin, David Johnson
  • Patent number: 10702755
    Abstract: A new and improved training swing training device includes: (a) a deflector tube at a forward most end of its LED cable system; (b) an improved cable system sheathed in a transparent, more damage-resistant tubing; and (c) a new ball mounting system that employs an O-ring configuration for slidably engaging along the aforementioned cable system tubing with each successful contact swing with its tethered baseball (or softball).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: James I. Sams, III, Michael J. Homer, Paul R. Chalifoux
  • Patent number: 10588814
    Abstract: Walker including a frame, a movement enabling system on the frame that enables the frame to be moved along a surface, and a cueing system that generates audio and/or visual cues to enable a user of the walker to be guided in their forward movement of the walker. The cueing system includes a control unit that generates signals based on stored content relating to cue generation, at least one cue generator that generates the audio and/or visual cues based on the signals generated by the control unit, and a communications module coupled to the control unit and that receives via at least one communications frequency transmissions to set or modify the stored content. The control unit sets or modifies the stored content based on the transmissions received by the communications module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: ATTI International Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Engel, Eli Levi
  • Patent number: 10476011
    Abstract: A display device is disclosed. The display device may comprise: a flexible display panel; a flexible plate being positioned at a rear of the flexible display panel, the flexible plate being coupled to the flexible display panel; and a flexible jig being positioned on a rear surface of the flexible plate, the flexible jig including a plurality of segments, wherein at least one of the plurality of segments is fixed to the rear surface of the flexible plate, and wherein at least another of the plurality of segments is slidably coupled to the rear surface of the flexible plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kitae Kang, Namhun Kim, Sangdon Park, Brian Chung
  • Patent number: 10347096
    Abstract: Systems and methods for marking and locating objects in crowded environments, and more particularly, systems and methods that include a remote configured to communicate with a beacon having audio and visual indicators, are shown and described. One system comprises a remote including a housing, a tool extending from the housing, a movable sleeve configured to cover the tool, a first control circuit, a selection button coupled to the control circuit, a first transceiver, and a beacon including a second transceiver configured to communicate with the first transceiver, a second control circuit, an indicator electrically coupled to the second control circuit, and a latch mechanism, the tool configured to interact with the latch mechanism to securely couple the beacon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventors: Timmy Lee Fugate, Susan Lynn Fugate
  • Patent number: 10338452
    Abstract: Technologies are described for devices and methods to convert first wavelength electromagnetic waves to a second wavelength. The devices may comprise a light source to produce first electromagnetic waves of the first wavelength. The devices may comprise a reflector which may define an optical cavity around the light source and include a first and second end. The first end may be disposed around the light source. The reflector may reflect the first electromagnetic waves towards the second end. The devices may comprise a wavelength conversion component disposed at the second end which may absorb the first electromagnetic waves and emit second electromagnetic waves at the second wavelength. The devices may comprise a fixture housing disposed around the light source and the reflector. The devices may comprise a retaining component attachable to, and removable from, the fixture housing. The retaining component may secure the wavelength conversion component to the fixture housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Transcend Lighting Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Bennett
  • Patent number: 10311849
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for providing interactive striking objects (e.g., drumsticks) and performing actions in response to striking motions of the striking objects are disclosed. In some embodiments, the systems and methods provide an interactive drumstick, which includes a lighting display located at a tip portion of the interactive drumstick, a motion detector contained at least partially within the drumstick, a processor and memory contained at least partially within the drumstick, and an interactive system stored within the memory of the drumstick. The interactive system includes a striking motion module that determines striking motions of the drumstick with respect to a virtual percussion instrument based on accessing information measured by the motion detector, and a display module that causes the lighting display to present a certain type of illumination based on the striking motions determined by the striking motion module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Muzik Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Hardi, Eric Gregory White
  • Patent number: 10285477
    Abstract: A solar power conversion kit allows converting of a standard umbrella into a solar charging umbrella, which can then use solar power to charge electronic devices. The solar charging umbrella is self-sustained, capable of charging electronic devices in locations away from electrical outlets. The umbrella has a rechargeable battery that is recharged by sunlight. When charged, the umbrella's battery can charge devices when sunlight is not available. The umbrella supports simultaneous charging of higher power devices such as tablet computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ZON
    Inventors: Sarah Akin, David Johnson
  • Patent number: 10242590
    Abstract: A wearable training device for gait rehabilitation and a method using the same are provided. The training device includes a power supply unit, a light emitting unit, a support member and a trigger unit. The power supply unit and the light emitting unit are coupled with each other and disposed on the support member attached on a user's lower limb. The trigger unit is contacted a sole of foot of the lower limb on which the support member is attached, and coupled to the light emitting unit. When the sole of foot is landed, the trigger unit is triggered to activate the light emitting unit to project a visible light on the ground where a front stepping point of user's opposite lower limb is located, to form a stepping prompt point with visible prompt effect on the ground. Therefore, the user can be guided to step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL YANG-MING UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Chung-Huang Yu
  • Patent number: 10203090
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes a lamp holder; a lamp body; and a retractable rotatable mechanism having a gear seat arranged on the lamp body. A central hole of the gear seat has a gear. Two sides of the central hole are symmetrically provided with deep holes. Each deep hole has a first elastic body. One end of the first elastic body contacts the bottom of the deep hole, the other end of the first elastic body contacts a latch engaged with the gear. One end of a retractable rod is connected to the gear, and the other end of the retractable rod is hinged to a threaded rod. The threaded rod is arranged on a fixing box. A first convex column and a second convex column extend out from two sides of the fixing box. A second elastic body is arranged between the first convex column and the second convex column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Haiying Zhu
  • Patent number: 10184650
    Abstract: An end cap accessory for use with a baton. The end cap accessory includes an attachment section that removably attaches to an end of a handle section of a baton. The end cap further includes a tubular section with an opening that faces away from the attachment section, wherein the tubular section includes therein a battery compartment for holding a battery, a light source operable to emit a light when powered by the battery, and a lens operable to focus the light emitted by the light source towards the opening. In addition, the end cap includes a push button positioned on an exterior surface of the tubular section, wherein the push button is operable to activate the light source to emit light when held in a depressed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: PEACEKEEPER PRODUCTS INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: Philip J. Tanzini, Nicolas J. Tanzini
  • Patent number: 10073081
    Abstract: The present application discloses a multi-function alcohol tester, including a housing, where the housing is internally provided with an alcohol test module, the alcohol test module includes a PCB mainboard, and the PCB mainboard is provided thereon with an alcohol measurement sensor communicating outside the housing; and the housing is further internally detachably connected with a function module, and the alcohol test module and the function module are powered by a battery disposed in the housing. The present application has advantages as follows: the multi-function alcohol tester has many functions, has a function module that can be detached or replaced, and is easy to carry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: SHENZHEN JIESHIBO TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jianyong Wu
  • Patent number: 10060615
    Abstract: An easily controllable umbrella includes a base, a column, an umbrella frame, lighting elements, a control device for controlling the lighting elements, a power supply assembly with a power plug for powering the lighting elements, a control panel, a touch control circuit board, and a remote control circuit board; the lighting elements, the control panel, the touch control circuit board, the remote control circuit board and the power plug form a lighting circuit, and the remote control circuit board controls the touch control circuit board. The control device includes a touch control circuit board and a remote control circuit board, remote control of the umbrella being realized through a remote control signal-matched with a receiver on the remote control circuit board, touch control of the umbrella being realized by pressing the umbrella. That is, the umbrella can support both remote control and touch control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Phaeton Manufacturing LLC
    Inventor: Xiong Luo
  • Patent number: 10036543
    Abstract: A road flare including a two-sided panel, each side containing a grid of light-emitting diodes (LEDs). In a preferred embodiment one side would include typical white or standard colored LEDs and the other side would include red or other color LED. Each panel has several modes of lighting, which is selectable via a power switch or other switch. The different modes include solid lights, blinking lights, off, or a combination thereof. For example, the red side of the panel may be set to blinking or flashing, while the white side of the panel could be constantly lit. This creates a flashing hazard strobe facing away from a vehicle to warn oncoming vehicles, and a solid white light source aimed towards the vehicle to assist with repairs or other tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Marche International LLC
    Inventor: Christopher J. Ostrander
  • Patent number: 10012379
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a sunshade lamp fixing device, comprising: a lower sunshade disc, a sunshade disc plug and a lamp fastener; wherein the lower sunshade disc is disposed below a sunshade canopy of the sunshade; the sunshade disc plug is fixed at a lower end of the lower sunshade disc; the lamp fastener is detachably mounted at a lower end of the sunshade disc plug, and the sunshade lamp is detachably fixed on the lamp fastener. The sunshade lamp fixing device according to the embodiments of the present invention is simple in structure, detachable and convenient in operation and use. Embodiments of the present invention further provide a sunshade having a sunshade lamp fixing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Yotrio Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jianqiang Xie
  • Patent number: 10008194
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for providing interactive striking objects (e.g., drumsticks) and performing actions in response to striking motions of the striking objects are disclosed. In some embodiments, the systems and methods provide an interactive drumstick, which includes a lighting display located at a tip portion of the interactive drumstick, a motion detector contained at least partially within the drumstick, a processor and memory contained at least partially within the drumstick, and an interactive system stored within the memory of the drumstick. The interactive system includes a striking motion module that determines striking motions of the drumstick with respect to a virtual percussion instrument based on accessing information measured by the motion detector, and a display module that causes the lighting display to present a certain type of illumination based on the striking motions determined by the striking motion module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Muzik Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Hardi, Eric Gregory White
  • Patent number: 9986797
    Abstract: A walking stick includes a main part that is stick-like, a sensor that detects at least one of an acceleration of the main part and an angular velocity of the main part, a light emitter that emits light on a ground, a balance evaluator that evaluates a user's walking balance stability based on at least one of the detected acceleration and the detected angular velocity, and an emitting controller that controls a light emitting direction of the light based on a result of the evaluation and an inclination angle of the main part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshikuni Sato, Toru Nakada
  • Patent number: 9978293
    Abstract: A display device. A back cover supports a rear surface of a display panel. A pair of support members are disposed on a left side and a right side of the back cover with respect to a central portion of the rear surface of the back cover. Outer ends of the pair of support members are fixed to the back cover. A curvature-changing unit is coupled to the central portion of the rear surface of the back cover to support the pair of support members in a lateral direction of the back cover and change a curvature of either the display panel or the back cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: SeokHyo Cho, Yongjoon Jeon
  • Patent number: 9980399
    Abstract: A display device is disclosed. A back cover supports a back surface of a display panel. A bending member is bent at a predetermined curvature and attached to the back surface of the back cover. A curvature-changing unit is coupled to the back surface of the back cover to rotate the bending member and change the curvature of either the display panel or the back cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: SeokHyo Cho, Yongjoon Jeon
  • Patent number: 9763346
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a curved display device. The curved display device comprises a frame bracket and a flexible towing component. Wherein, at least two fixed components are arranged on the frame bracket, the flexible towing component is connected between the two fixed components and tows the two fixed components, so that a main surface of the frame bracket assumes a curve Through the above way, the present invention can keep the frame bracket being bended so that the curvature of the curved display device can be kept.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Dehua Li, Gang Yu, Shih-hsiang Chen, Yu-chun Hsiao
  • Patent number: 9675515
    Abstract: A mobility aid with rehabilitative and guiding functions includes a main body, a processing unit, a guiding module, a detection module, an inertia sensor, a recording module, and an electricity module. A rehabilitation and guiding method includes the steps of: A) constantly projecting a visible light beam to a next-step position of the mobility aid; B) moving the mobility aid to its next-step position under the guidance of the visible light beam; C) constantly emitting an ultrasonic wave to a next-step position of at least one of the user's feet to define a detection area; D) detecting whether the foot is moved into the detection area; E) recording the moving process of any of the steps A through D and notifying a remote device of the moving process; and F) detecting any of the steps A through D and, if an abnormal condition occurs, sending out a warning message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Chimei Medical Center
    Inventors: Willy Chou, Jhi-Joung Wang, Jiun-Hung Lin
  • Patent number: 9510653
    Abstract: A solar charging umbrella uses solar power to charge electronic devices. The umbrella is self-sustained, capable of charging electronic devices in locations away from electrical outlets. The umbrella has a rechargeable battery that is recharged by sunlight. When charged, the umbrella's battery can charge devices when sunlight is not available. The umbrella supports simultaneous charging of high power devices such as tablet computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: ZON
    Inventors: Sarah Akin, David Johnson
  • Patent number: 9513126
    Abstract: An auxiliary guiding device includes a processor, a storage unit, a data obtaining unit, and an indication unit. The auxiliary guiding device communicates with a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag having an identification number. The storage unit stores navigating information corresponding to the identification number. The data obtaining unit receives the identification number of the RFID tag. The indication unit is directed by the processor to output the navigating information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zong-Yuan Sun
  • Patent number: 9360177
    Abstract: A portable light includes an elongated housing having a first end and a second end, and an opening formed in a side of the elongated housing between the first and second ends. The portable light also includes a light source positioned within the opening of the elongated housing, and an actuator positioned within the opening of the elongated housing and electrically coupled to the light source. The actuator is operable to control operation of the light source. The portable light further includes a faceplate removably coupled to the elongated housing over the opening. The faceplate includes a lens that covers the light source and a movable member that covers the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gareth Mueckl, Timothy Janda, Wade F. Burch, Kyle Harvey
  • Patent number: 9291427
    Abstract: A scope includes a scope assembly and a head lighting arrangement. The scope assembly includes a tubular scope body having an objective end and an opposed sight end to define a scope axis, an objective lens and an eyepiece lens supported at the objective end and the sight end of the scope body respectively for generating a scope reticle, and an attachment base extended from a bottom side of the scope body for detachably mounting the scope body on the firearm to parallelly align the scope axis with a barrel axis of the firearm. The head lighting arrangement includes a plurality of illumination elements formed at a rim of the objective end of the scope body for generating navigation light at a direction aligned with the scope axis of the scope body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: NcSTAR, Inc.
    Inventors: Carson Cheng, Richard Thomas, Jason Michael Cheng
  • Patent number: 9261266
    Abstract: A portable light emitting apparatus (1) includes: a tube-like grip (10) held by the hand (90); a light emitting unit (50) that is attached to one end (11) of the grip (10), houses LEDs (61) to (63), and outputs light of at least three different colors individually or in a mixture; and three color switches (21) to (23) that are disposed at positions pressed by a first finger (92), a second finger (93), and a third finger (94) on the grip (10) and operate a first function that carries out on/off control of light of the different colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: LAPIN CREATE, INC.
    Inventor: Masaru Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9255706
    Abstract: A self-defense device that includes a flashlight with a weapon end, tissue-abrading and tissue-collecting features, and with or without a writing instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: PowerTech, Inc.
    Inventors: Barbara R. Gross, Danny J. Holmes
  • Patent number: 9207040
    Abstract: A lightweight plastic baton includes a hollow cylindrical body which telescopically supports a flexible cylindrical plastic baton shaft. One or more slideways support and concentrically center the baton shaft within the hollow body. A flashlight having a strobed light operating mode is coupled to the baton body to provide a less than lethal deterrent to a potential assailant. A radially movable elastic switch cover is mounted substantially flush with the outer surface of the flashlight to prevent inadvertent actuation of one of several selectable flashlight operating modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventors: Glenn Bushee, Craig Starrett
  • Patent number: 9161595
    Abstract: An adjustable-length walking aid provides a hollow tubular body having a top and a bottom. A spring-biased gripper arm at the bottom is connected to a tension gripper actuator filament that is spooled around a flywheel spool. A lamp housed in the base of the body is connected to a power supply in the handle by a conductive filament that is also spooled around the flywheel. The tension on the gripper actuator and conductive filaments is maintained by the flywheel regardless of the length to which the cane is adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventor: Nikolai B. Riemer
  • Patent number: 9163792
    Abstract: An illuminated hand wand carrying a plurality of high intensity LEDs is provided as an improved visual signaling device. The hand wand is provided with multiple modes of use and a unique design that may be produced at low costs with high durability and longevity characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: ZACAABEL, LLC
    Inventors: Donald Lee Weidman, Kenneth Greves
  • Patent number: 9060575
    Abstract: The manufacturing method of the integrated illumination part used in the present invention is to install annular lead frame with luminous LED chip on main part body of the umbrella, then package into one unity with transparent material such as plastic or silica gel, for example, slip ring, installation seat, handle and other parts can be used to produce the part. The purpose of the present aims at innovating the structure of annular lead frame made of sheet metal whereby to increase the mass production of integrated illumination part and diversity of light source, and fully to utilize high heat dissipation capacity of umbrella parts. It includes single-layer and multilayer structure according to the functional demand of LED chip; the manufacturing method of annular lead frame is first to produce LED chip and lead frame into LED lead frame, then bend it into annular with jig according to the appearance of main part body and fix power pin into annular structure with fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: LONGWIDE TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Huan-Jan Chien, Tsung-Hong Tsai
  • Patent number: 9030829
    Abstract: An accessory is provided that includes power supply module, a first functional module, and a second functional module. The power supply module can be configured to be suspended beneath an overhead support, such as a hub of an umbrella. The first functional module is configured to affix to the power supply module and to be powered by the power supply module to provide a user directed function. The second functional module is configured to be detachably coupled to either the power supply module or the first functional module to receive power from the power supply module directly or through the first functional module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Oliver Joen-an Ma
  • Patent number: 8985802
    Abstract: An illuminated walking cane including a handle, a pole, and a rubber tab on the distal end of the pole. The handle includes a compartment for at least one battery connected through an electric circuit to a plurality of luminous sources. The luminous sources are placed in different heights on the inside of the cane. The cane also contains a series of tubular extended pieces that enlarge and shorten by fitting one into the other, in telescopic action. An automatic trigger mechanism allows the cane to be both retractile and protractile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Miguel Angel Nievas
  • Publication number: 20150070877
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mobility enhancing device having means for electronically illuminating a travel path, which means comprises a housing, the housing containing an illumination source of an intensity range suitable for illumination of a travel path and of an optimal wavelength spectrum, the illumination being directed at such an angle downward and not forward, so as not to impair the vision of non-users of the device and to minimize glare from the illumination source that can interfere with the vision of the user. In a preferred embodiment, a mobility enhancing device such as a walking cane is provided including means to electronically illuminate a travel path to detect obstacles. In a further preferred embodiment, a long cane such as that typically used by the blind and visually impaired is improved in accordance with the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Audrey Smith, Kenneth Ayer, Lorraine Keller
  • Publication number: 20150062874
    Abstract: A walking stick handle structure includes a handle body, a light-emitting module, and a power module. The handle body has two casings coupled together to form an opening. The casings each have an inner wall disposed thereon with a plurality of bumps corresponding in position to the opening. The light-emitting module has a first light-emitting portion and a connection portion. The connection portion is disposed in the opening and pivotally connected to the casings to enable the connection portion to rotate relative to the handle body. The connection portion has a curved surface and two lateral surfaces. The lateral surfaces each have recesses aligned in an arcuate pattern. The bumps are engaged with and fixed to the recesses, respectively, by an angle of rotation of the connection portion relative to the handle body. The power module is disposed in the handle body and electrically connected to the first light-emitting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: LI-SHENG CHIEN, CHIEN-CHANG HO
  • Patent number: 8960940
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus having a light source and a leveling mechanism capable of maintaining the light source in a desired orientation is described. The lighting apparatus may have a pivot mechanism about which the light source is capable of rotating such that the lighting apparatus maintains the desired orientation. In specific embodiments, the lighting apparatus comprises a directional light source, a pivot mechanism, a connector capable of connecting the pivot to another object, and a mechanism that allows the light source to rotate about the pivot to maintain a desired orientation. The lighting apparatus may be connected to an object, such as a piece of wheeled luggage, such that when the luggage is tilted the light source maintains an desired orientation such as a horizontal orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Martin Edward Hellkamp
  • Publication number: 20150029701
    Abstract: An illuminated hand wand carrying a plurality of high intensity LEDs is provided as an improved visual signaling device. The hand wand is provided with multiple modes of use and a unique design that may be produced at low costs with high durability and longevity characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Donald Lee Weidman, Kenneth Greves
  • Publication number: 20140334131
    Abstract: A lightweight plastic baton includes a hollow cylindrical body which telescopically supports a flexible cylindrical plastic baton shaft. One or more slideways support and concentrically center the baton shaft within the hollow body. A flashlight having a strobed light operating mode is coupled to the baton body to provide a less than lethal deterrent to a potential assailant. A radially movable elastic switch cover is mounted substantially flush with the outer surface of the flashlight to prevent inadvertent actuation of one of several selectable flashlight operating modes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Glenn Bushee, Craig Starrett
  • Publication number: 20140240963
    Abstract: An improved cane with an internal grasping apparatus including an actuator on the cane handle and a plurality of clamps that extends from the foot or base of the cane. A cord system within the casing of the cane connects the actuator to the clamps so that when the actuator is in use, the clamps close or open to either grasp or release objects, depending on the amount of pressure applied to the actuator. Applying pressure to the actuator extends a plurality of clamps from the distal end of the cane that can be used to assist with grasping of objects. Releasing pressure to the actuator on the cane handle will retract the clamps back into the distal end of the cane to where the clamps are hidden.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: Ronald Roberts
  • Patent number: 8810407
    Abstract: In accordance with various embodiments, a walker has a body. An illumination source is supported by the body. The illumination source is configured to focus illumination on a target area. The target area includes both a leg of a user and ground adjacent the leg during an entire gait cycle of the user using the walker for assistance during ambulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Guardian Angel Navigational Concepts IP LLC
    Inventors: Mark Nolan, Marcia Nolan
  • Patent number: 8794781
    Abstract: A lawn or patio umbrella with an integral lighting system that utilizes cold cathode ray tubes, light emitting diodes (LED's), or florescent lights, to provide relatively bright outdoor light for reading and other activities that require relatively high light intensities is provided. In one embodiment, a modular, electrically powered lawn or patio umbrella in which lighting systems, such as those utilizing cold cathode tubes, LED's, or florescent lights; cooling systems, such as those utilizing electric fans or misting systems; and motorized retraction systems; can be selectively interchanged is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: World Factory, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory G. Kuelbs
  • Patent number: 8794782
    Abstract: A lightweight plastic baton includes a hollow cylindrical body which telescopically supports a flexible cylindrical plastic baton shaft. One or more slideways support and concentrically center the baton shaft within the hollow body. A flashlight having a strobed light operating mode is coupled to the baton body to provide a less than lethal deterrent to a potential assailant. A radially movable elastic switch cover is mounted substantially flush with the outer surface of the flashlight to prevent inadvertent actuation of one of several selectable flashlight operating modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventors: Glenn Bushee, Craig P. Starrett
  • Publication number: 20140192516
    Abstract: A walking cane is provided having an elongated length, a handle grip, a forward-directed illumination source, and an ambient light sensor. The device provides a cane-user with forward illumination during twilight and dark periods, whereby the ambient light sensor operably energizes the light source when in an appropriate operational mode. A secondary mode allows the user to manually operate or deactivate the light source by hand controls, wherein each option is selectable from a three-way switch at the base of the handle grip. The length of the cane may be adjustable and its structure may take on an ergonomic shape, while the lower distal end is capped with a cane ferrule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: James D. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 8757830
    Abstract: A self-defense device that includes a flashlight with a weapon end, tissue-abrading and tissue-collecting features, and with or without a writing instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: PowerTech, Inc.
    Inventors: Barbara Gross, Danny Joe Holmes
  • Patent number: 8747233
    Abstract: A grip attachment with LED light or optional mirror adapted for attaching to one end of an expandable baton. The end of the baton has threads thereon. The grip attachment includes a grip body with a hand grip surface. The grip body having a center hole therethrough for receipt around the threaded end of the expandable baton. The grip body also includes an annular ring or tabs disposed around an inside circumference of the center hole. The grip attachment is secured on the expandable baton between the threaded end of the baton and an end cap. The grip attachment with LED light is attached to the baton by removing the end cap, sliding the grip attachment with LED light onto the threaded end of the baton, and screwing the end cap back on the threaded end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Charles Klein